Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is pitching to meet a Royal Thai Army (RTA) requirement for attack helicopters with its T129 ATAK platform, a company official told Jane’s at the Defence & Security 2017 show in Bangkok on 8 November.
Tamer Ozmen, TAI’s vice-president for corporate communications, said TAI has recently responded to the RTA’s request for information (RFI) and that he expects the company to soon start discussions with the service about meeting its requirements.
TAI is currently seeking a local industry partner through which the company will strengthen its bid by offering localised support. Ozmen said this support would be focused on logistics as well as maintenance, repair, and overhaul.
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